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Attribute Ratings

  • Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer

90%
1 Rating
7.4

FileZilla

74%
36 Ratings

Usability

Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

FileZilla

94%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

FileZilla

93%
29 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Axway

I do not see where you would use this in any other scenarios. It's a purpose built system for sending and receiving data.
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FileZilla

I use FileZilla to securely upload files that are not permitted to be sent via insecure methods like email or web forms. FileZilla is great to test the ability to "reach" the remote SFTP server and to verify my files arrived. Once I have tested that, then our internal IT group automates the uploads to these third parties, however I can always manually log into FIleZilla to verify the uploads.
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Pros

Axway

  • If you use Axway SecureTransport with their edge server. The system separates your user accounts from the first point of entry into the system. This is done by creating an edge device in your DMZ that acts only as a proxy to the backend ST server.
  • Their support has been really good when you have a questions or issues with the version you are on. They respond pretty quickly to your open cases.
  • I also like the fact that their system can be really customizable. This does take a little bit of knowledge of how the system works. I did go to a 4 day class that Axway provided back in version 4.
  • They support a wide range of security and automation when it comes to sending/receiving files.
  • They have low CVE vulnerabilities and they keep up with the latest security holes that may arise.
  • SecureTransport is a pretty solid platform and it's pretty hands off once it's up and running. We did have to tweak a few things regarding the memory allocated to the running services and there are a still few open bugs that are supposed to be released in the next SecureTransport. Those are not causing any issue on our side.
  • You can create different templates for your HTTPS sites. This is useful if you have different needs for your customers.
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FileZilla

  • Strips away unwanted underlying code from products that produce documents using any Microsoft product that is not needed in our products.
  • The nice part is that it strips away hidden code such as ctrl and another digit that is not necessary or can be replaced with the correct coding to produce standard processes such as graphics using ANSI or another protocol as well as line feeds and header masks.
  • We are in the process of determining if their pro product will function in the way we want it to across networks rather than going to each workstation to make changes decreasing our productivity.
  • We are also evaluating whether their technical support is responsive.
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Cons

Axway

  • I have come a cross several bugs that came up in their new releases, but this is kind of expected given they support a wide range of technologies in terms of B2B transfers or ad-hoc transfers.
  • Support is sometimes difficult to communicate with just because of them being out of India. They are responsive and know their stuff when it comes to SecureTransport.
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FileZilla

  • Website slow to download from - This is a minor gripe, and only a one time thing, but in writing this review I decided to install the latest version of FileZilla just to make sure I was running the latest and greatest. Turns out that it takes 10 minutes to download from their website, on a 50 Mbit dedicated business line.
  • Some features locked behind Pro - The free version of FileZilla lacks some features that would be nice to have without requiring the upgrade to Pro. However, FileZilla Pro is quite affordable and so if you need integration with Google Drive, OneDrive, DropBox, Box, or many others, then it's definitely worth it.
  • Auto-update could be improved - I had a version of FileZilla installed and it would not auto update. In fact, Mac OS X required me to remove it, saying that it was malware. I re-downloaded FileZilla again after this, but it was odd. At other times, it seems that FileZilla auto-updates just fine.
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Pricing Details

Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer

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Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    FileZilla

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    FileZilla editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Axway

      No answers on this topic

      FileZilla

      FileZilla is really easy to understand and makes it easy to log into servers to upload files. Moving files around is a breeze (even if it's a little tedious to wait for large quantities to move one by one) and editing html and css files directly is a feature it would be difficult for us to live without
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      Support Rating

      Axway

      No answers on this topic

      FileZilla

      I've always found the setup of FileZilla to be easy to use and setting up new sites has been quick. In working with FileZilla, I haven't had any issues. I rate it high because it's easy, quick, and free. I think anyone that is familiar with File Explorer can use FileZilla.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Axway

      I have not used another product other than SecureTransport. I have only researched to see if there are any alternatives better. Frankly we just don't have the time to invest in switching either. SecureTransport does what it needs to do in our environment.
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      FileZilla

      Both perform the job they are expected to do, and they are easy to use. The FileZilla software is a desktop-based app, so I can only access it on the device on which it was installed. Cisco Secure Email allows you to send emails as you would normally, but the email and attachments are secure.
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      Return on Investment

      Axway

      • Once the system is set up and operational, the only internal support would be to configure new accounts or research failed transmissions. It's really hands off once you have it up and running. It doesn't require a bunch of support or baby sitting.
      • We are able to offer new services to our business customers which benefits both sides.
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      FileZilla

      • The fact that FileZilla is free is an immediate advantage over other filesharing applications when it comes to maintaining a tight budget.
      • FileZilla being open-source means that new updates and maintenance are also cost-free.
      • The fact that no licenses are required means zero capital expenditure, another bonus.
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